| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The shelves of a bookstore hold the perfect gift for those on your holiday list, no matter their interests or hobbies. And for people who prefer not to shop online or at large chain bookstores, the Chicago area has an ample supply of independent stores....
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:52 PM
While not every viewer has experienced the activities in Melissa Ann Pinney's photos — taking a ballroom dance class, being on a soccer team or walking the beaches of Maui — most will be able to connect to the emotions found in her pictures ...
| Jul 13, 2011
To an Alzheimer's patient, there's nothing funny about forgetting to turn off the oven, losing a telephone number or misplacing books from the library. But turning those mishaps into punch lines might turn out to be therapeutic.
The idea that...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming.
In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus.
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Jackie Gill stood confidently at the front of the classroom, her PowerPoint presentation cued and ready to go with slides of hormones, sperm and fallopian tubes.
"Boys and girls, are you excited that I'm here today?" she asked the giggling seventh-...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"We call ourselves a 'minority majority village,'" said Eira Corral, village clerk of Hanover Park and the daughter of Mexican immigrants who raised their family here. From the conchinitos at the Panaderia El Amigo Bakery to the roti rolls at the JK Kabab...
| Apr 22, 2011
If Inverness were a soundtrack, it would be a harp-and-cello duet. Lovely. Subdued. Applause not necessary.
Located 30 miles northwest of the Loop, Inverness is a village of bedrooms, not businesses. Think Barrington Hills without Barrington. Until...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:26 PM
With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
| Sep 4, 2011
A Story of True Love
Thich Nhat Hanh
HarperOne: 147 pp., $23.99
The novel, as a storytelling device, begins with that white parchment of possibility, turns many tricks, reveals many truths and, in the best of hands, can exploit the very...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Police rescued approximately 50 students late Monday from an Islamic seminary in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, several of whom were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban....